Over the past decade, China has earned itself a reputation as a bully in the South China Sea. Its relentless coast guard patrols, frequent maritime militia operations and regular naval deployments are well documented. Using these capabilities, China harasses foreign fishing boats, disrupts energy exploration attempts and ..
The US Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (RDC) recently began conducting a month-long evaluation of unmanned surface vehicles (USV) and their ability to provide persistent maritime domain awareness in remote areas of the ocean. This evaluation is utilising contractor-owned, contractor-operated autonomous ..
Damen Shipyards Group has completed a project to convert the former platform supply vessel (PSV) World Opal into a fish feed carrier for Norwegian company Eidsvaag. The work on the since-renamed Eidsvaag Opal was carried out by Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam. The scope included extending the hull length by five metres and ..
This is always one of our most exciting and illuminating feature weeks. It is always fascinating to discover what imaginative, stylish and inventive new vessels the world’s naval architects have come up with. Of course, with Naval Architecture Week coinciding with Passenger Vessel Week, we have almost a double-dose of new ..
Modern hydroelectric power plants do not always protect fish better than conventional ones. In addition to the technologies employed, the specific location of the plant and the fish species being present at that location also play a role in fish protection. A research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has ..
This month’s Fishing and Aquaculture Week is both inspiring and interesting. It is also encouraging because, after a long drought, we are seeing a continuation of the flow of newly built fishing and aquaculture service vessels practically worldwide. The vessels presented this week provide a clear affirmation of that fact ..
“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope On the face of it, the news for the towing industry is good this month. It has just been announced that, ..
The US Coast Guard has stated that a formal marine casualty investigation has been convened into a recent vessel capsizing incident that resulted in the deaths of two ..